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May 18, 2019 Henry Kitchell Webster
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LibriVox recording of The Ghost Girl by Henry Kitchell Webster. Read in English by Kate Follis Henry Kitchell Webster is an American author best know for his detective novels. The Ghost Girl opens with a murder mystery. A young woman's frozen, yet perfectly preserved, body is found in the river. As the family discusses this news of the day, good friend Jeffrey returns from a sabbatical, suddenly undertaken after finishing a commission to paint the portrait of a dead girl. The mystery deepens as...
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May 17, 2019 Henry Kitchell Webster
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LibriVox recording of The Whispering Man by Henry Kitchell Webster. Read in English by Kate Follis New friends Drew and Jeffrey are drawn into the investigation of the mysterious death of Dr. Marshall. Romance and intrigue abound and you'll be kept guessing up to the end as to who the murderer could be. ( Kate Follis) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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May 11, 2019 Émile Zola
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LibriVox recording of The Markets of Paris by Émile Zola. Read in English by Celine Major The Markets of Paris is a remarkable work, and is the one which Zola calls his very best novel, and of which he is far more proud than of any others in his Rougon-Marquart series – prouder than of L’Assommoir. It must have been in his early manhood, when poor and friendless, he lived among the people, that much of the information which makes these pages so startlingly vivid, was acquired. How many...
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May 11, 2019 Mary Roberts Rinehart
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LibriVox recording of A Poor Wise Man by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read in English by Celine Major Mary Roberts Rinehart offers a superb blend of romance and suspense amidst political tensions in this story set in early 20th Century America. The characters are compelling and representative of the various socioeconomic classes. The reader follows the complicated relationship of Lily Cardew (just returned from working with the Red Cross during the war) who finds herself unable to go back to the...
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May 10, 2019 Ellis Parker Butler
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LibriVox recording of The Jack-Knife Man by Ellis Parker Butler. Read in English by Roger Melin A lighthearted tale which revolves around old Peter Lane, who lives in a houseboat on the Mississippi River and mostly whiles away his time whittling with his jack-knife and not really doing much else. That is, until one night, a sickly woman knocks at his boat door holding her son in her arms. This encounter would change Peter's life, as the old man befriends little Buddy and is determined to keep...
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May 8, 2019 F. Anstey
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LibriVox recording of The Giant's Robe by F. Anstey. Read in English by Lynne T Mark Ashburn is a young teacher at St. Peter's Public School for boys, although he isn't particularly fond of boys. His dream is to make his name in the literary world but mediocrity and rejection meet him at every turn. Dejected, he meets up with Vincent, an old friend, who is about to travel to his father's plantation in Ceylon and asks a favor of Mark. Mark makes a rash promise to help, never suspecting anything...
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May 3, 2019 Miguel de Unamuno
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LibriVox recording of Abel Sánchez by Miguel de Unamuno. Read in Spanish by Mongope Unamuno nos pone frente a frente con una de las pasiones humanas más viles y destructivas: La envidia. Joaquín y Abel son amigos íntimos desde la infancia y ya desde el instituto Joaquín quiere tener y ser todo lo que representa Abel. Abel es un muchacho popular entre los compañeros, simpático, al que le encanta la pintura y mucho menos los libros. Joaquín por el contrario es aplicado y estudioso, pero...
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Mar 16, 2019 William Wolfe Capes
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LibriVox recording of The Roman Empire of the Second Century: Or, The Age of the Antonines by William Wolfe Capes. Read in English by Pamela Nagami This short overview of the Roman Empire from AD 96-180 opens as the murderers of Domitian raise to power the wise old senator, Nerva. Ignoring assassination rumors, his successor, the brave soldier Trajan, "went about the streets almost unguarded" and was easy of access to all classes. He was followed by the brilliant, gay emperor,...
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Mar 11, 2019 Maria Thompson Daviess
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LibriVox recording of The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess. Read in English by LikeManyWaters Roberta, daughter of an American soldier and a French marquise, is returning to the childhood home of her father after his death in the Great War. Upon reaching New York she realizes that her Uncle, a woman-hater, has confused the genders of her and her small crippled brother. In order to please her Uncle and ensure medical treatment for Pierre, she becomes "Robert", his nephew. In her new...
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Mar 2, 2019 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Story Collection Vol 078 by Various. Read in English by Peter Thomlinson; Dale Grothmann; Josh Kibbey; M Cunniam; Michael; Lynne T; Foon; Wayne Cooke; Chris Pyle; Colleen McMahon A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. The ever-popular detective stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, including the demise of Sherlock Holmes, the quirky Ambrose Bierce and Bill Nye and the wistful Soul of the Violin will keep you entertained and...
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Feb 21, 2019 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Simon Evers Linda Tressel lives a lonely life with her domineering aunt, Madame Staubach, in a large house in Nuremberg. Madame Staubach takes in the odious and much older Peter Steinmarc as a lodger and plans that Linda should marry him – entirely against Linda’s will. Meanwhile Linda falls in love with Ludovic Valcalm, a disreputable young man. The book follows Linda’s fortunes. - Summary by Simon Evers For...
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Jan 23, 2019 Robert W. Chambers
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LibriVox recording of In Search of the Unknown by Robert W. Chambers. Read in English by Peter Eastman Robert Chambers was a contemporary of Lovecraft, and this book consists of "weird supernatural tales" in a somewhat similar manner, except that the emphasis is on humor rather than horror. The narrator works for the newly opened Bronx Zoo in New York. He describes his adventures trying to obtain various rare specimens for the zoo's collection, animals that range from the merely...
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Jan 22, 2019 Fergus Hume
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LibriVox recording of The Crimson Cryptogram by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins Young Dr Ellis, a struggling new physician, is enjoying a quiet evening smoking and enjoying conversation with his journalist friend Cass, when their mysterious neighbour, Mrs Moxton, bursts in upon them with startling news - her husband has been murdered! Rushing to the scene, the two men discover Mr Moxton, stabbed in the back. They investigate the body thoroughly, but find no real clues to his...
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Jan 16, 2019 George W. M. Reynolds
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LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of London Vol. III by George W. M. Reynolds. Read in English by Lynne T; Graynz; Jim Locke; littleoxfordst; Scott Kelley; Kathleen Moore; timli; Celine Major; Sheila; John; Rod Moss; Gillian Hendrie; edamerau; AndersSlotSoerensen ; DrPGould; Angela Ohlfest; Adele Pooley; antonygirgis; garybclayton; Deborah Balm; April6090; Martin Stout; Greg Giordano; spiritualbeing; deongines The Mysteries of London was a best-selling novel in mid-Victorian England,...
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Dec 29, 2018 Melville Davisson Post
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LibriVox recording of Selected Uncle Abner Mysteries by Melville Davisson Post. Read in English by Winston Tharp Fourteen mysteries from the pages of the Saturday Evening Post, the Metropolitan, Red Book, and Pictorial Review magazines featuring Uncle Abner, who solves crimes in the pre-Civil War West Virginia hill country. His weapons are keen observation, logic, and a fundamentalist’s belief in the victory of good over evil. Post’s historical mysteries have been favorably compared to...
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Dec 19, 2018 Grace Livingston Hill
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LibriVox recording of A Daily Rate by Grace Livingston Hill. Read in English by TriciaG A dark, dreary boardinghouse, with unpalatable meals and slovenly housekeeping is all she can afford. But God will give Celia just what she needs each day - a daily rate. (Summary by TriciaG) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or...
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Dec 17, 2018 Fergus Hume
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LibriVox recording of The Spider by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins Arthur Vernon, member of the Athenian club and member of “society,” has a secret. His father has died and left him destitute, so he has begun a private investigation agency under the name “Nemo.” It would be disastrous if this were known among his associates at the club, and especially if his intended in-laws found out. But he is quite sure no one else knows, that is until his old college classmate,...
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Dec 12, 2018 Various
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LibriVox recording of Compilation de poèmes - 011 by Various. Read in French by Margot; Christiane Jehanne; Sonia; Cocotte; Darro Konicek; Ezwa Cette compilation comprend une série de poèmes lus, en langue française, pour LibriVox. - Summary by Ezwa For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Nov 24, 2018 Various
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LibriVox recording of Compilation de poèmes - 010 by Various. Read in French by Sonia; Mayah; Laurette; Darro Konicek; Michaël Cadilhac; Rémi; Christiane Jehanne; Dagobert; Pauline Latournerie; Cocotte Cette compilation comprend une série de poèmes lus, en langue française, pour LibriVox. - Summary by Ezwa For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Nov 23, 2018 Leopoldo Garcia Alas
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LibriVox recording of La Regenta (Tomo I) by Leopoldo Garcia Alas. Read in Spanish by Epachuko "La Regenta" está considerada la mejor novela española del siglo XIX y una de las más importantes novelas de la Historia de las letras en el mismo idioma tras "El Quijote" lo cual son palabras mayores. Pocas obras en castellano han generado tal cantidad de análisis y comentarios, y al mismo tiempo, han sido tan maltratadas por el poder político al habérsela considerado...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, novela siglo xix, vetusta, clarín
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Nov 5, 2018 José Carlos Bruna Santiesteban
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LibriVox recording of Cuentos Rusos by José Carlos Bruna Santiesteban . Read in Spanish by KendalRigans El presente libro cuenta con 17 breves cuentos rusos tradicionales cada uno de los cuales nos trae una lección de vida similar a las que se contienen en las fábulas de Esopo. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or...
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Nov 4, 2018 Benito Pérez Galdós
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LibriVox recording of Montes de Oca by Benito Pérez Galdós. Read in Spanish by Tux. Manuel Montes de Oca (Medina-Sidonia, 1804 – Vitoria, 20 de octubre de 1841) fue un marino y ministro de Marina, Comercio y Ultramar durante la presidencia de Espartero. Dirigió las acciones militares para sofocar los motines contra Espartero y organizó el levantamiento de 1841 en las Vascongadas. Montes de Oca es la octava novela de la Tercera Serie de los Episodios Nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. Se...
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Nov 2, 2018 J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford “Rotten borough” is a term that goes back to the 18th century, and it used to mean a parliamentary constituency in which a few property owners, or sometimes a single one, could choose the local member of parliament. The three Reform Acts of 1832, 1857 and 1884 brought that system to an end and by the time this book begins, a rotten borough has taken on its more modern meaning of a...
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Nov 1, 2018 Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Bobby Bobolink by Arthur Scott Bailey. Read in English by Foon; Shasta; MartinW; Alice Hastie; Mitzi; James K. White; larryhayes7 Arthur Scott Bailey, a native of the state of Vermont, wrote over forty children's books using a variety of animals, birds and even insects to entertain. The Tale of Bobby Bobolink is one of 16 stories of his Tuck-Me-In Tales series. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Oct 26, 2018 Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
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LibriVox recording of Rimas by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans Las "Rimas" De Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer es una de sus obras mas conocidas y halagadas, en ellas encontramos referencias sobre todo al amor, pero también a otros sentimientos como la traición. Estas rimas han sido publicadas en modo póstumo, sin embargo, debido a la sublimidad de las mismas, mantienen mucha vigencia a la actualidad, constituyéndose en un clásico romántico imperdible. Summary by...
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Oct 2, 2018 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of David Copperfield o El sobrino de mi tía (español) by Charles Dickens. (Translated by Unknown.) Read in Spanish by Mongope. Esta obra narra la vida de David Copperfield desde su infancia hasta la madurez. El padre de David muere seis meses antes de que él naciera, y siete años después, su madre se vuelve a casar, pero David y su padrastro no se llevan bien, y DAvid es enviado por ello a un internado. A medida que David va labrando su vida, nos encontramos con una...
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LibriVox recording of Historia de la vida del Buscón, llamado Don Pablos, ejemplo de vagabundos y espejo de tacaños by Francisco de Quevedo. Read in Spanish by Epachuko Clásica novela picaresca española del Siglo de Oro, del gran Don Francisco de Quevedo. En ella se narran las extravagantes andanzas y aventuras de un joven pícaro: Don Pablos. Conoceremos sus inicios en casa de sus peculiares padres, su paso por la escuela, sus peripecias como criado de un gran señor, su etapa como...
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Sep 29, 2018 Benito Pérez Galdós
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LibriVox recording of El Equipaje del Rey José by Benito Pérez Galdós. Read in Spanish by Kendal Rigans. El equipaje del rey José (1875) es la primera novela de la segunda serie de los Episodios nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. En él, el escritor presenta a los personajes centrales de esta serie: Salvador Monsalud, Carlos Garrote, Jenara Barahona y Juan de Pipaón; a través de ellos se describe la raíz del enfrentamiento entre liberales y absolutistas -representado por la lucha...
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Sep 14, 2018 Alice Hegan Rice
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LibriVox recording of Miss Mink's Soldier and Other Stories by Alice Hegan Rice. Read in English by Kate Follis; mparker ; hbeuph; Becca Young; Gretchen LaBuhn; acousticwave This is a volume of very cute short stories. Miss Mink for instance invites a lonely soldier to her place for dinner and realises that with this one man the entire world walked into her front door. The other stories are connected by their southern themes but are otherwise entirely different. - Summary by Carolin For further...
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Sep 11, 2018 José Maria de Eça de Queirós
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LibriVox recording of El Crimen del Padre Amaro by José Maria de Eça de Queirós. (Translated by Ramón del Valle-Inclán.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza El crimen del padre Amaro (título original portugués O Crime do Padre Amaro: cenas da vida devota) es una novela del escritor portugués Eça de Queirós publicada en 1875, considerada la primera novela portuguesa del realismo. Causó una gran polémica en el momento de su publicación por su denuncia de la hipocresía social y...
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Sep 8, 2018 Émile Zola
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LibriVox recording of The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola. (Translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly.) Read in English by Kristin Gjerløw Zola's original French publication, Au Bonheur des Dames ("The Ladies' Delight"), published 1882, is the eleventh novel in his Rougon-Macquart series. This English translation by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly, was published in 1886. It's a glitzy, fast paced Parisian drama depicting life at the world's first department store, revealing its many innovative...
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Aug 5, 2018 Basil King
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LibriVox recording of The Empty Sack by Basil King. Read in English by Simon Evers The book follows the fortunes of Jennie Follett, a New York artist’s model, and Teddy, her brother. After their father’s dismissal from his lowly position in the bank and his subsequent death, the family struggles financially. In desperation, Teddy steals money from the bank where he also works, with disastrous consequences. Jennie meanwhile agrees to marry Bob Collingham, a member of a seriously rich banking...
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Jul 21, 2018 Carl Hauptmann
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LibriVox Aufnahme von Das Rübezahlbuch von Carl Hauptmann. Gelesen auf Deutsch von LibriVox Freiwilligen. Viele wollen ihn gesehen haben, aber wirklich gesehen hat ihn noch keiner - Rübezahl. Neun Abenteuer des geheimnisvollen Berggeists aus dem Riesengebirge. (Zusammenfassung von Gaby) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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Jul 20, 2018 Thiruvalluvar
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LibriVox recording of The 'Sacred' Kurral of Tiruvalluva-Nayanar by Thiruvalluvar. (Translated by G. U. Pope.) Read in Tamil by Jothi Tharavant. Tirukkural (holy couplet) is believed to be written more than 2000 years ago by sage Thiruvalluvar. This is a metric translation by Rev. G.U.Pope, who says, "In regard to the translation, I may venture to say that it is faithful, and that I have not read into the rendering a single idea or thought which there were not good grounds for supposing...
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Jul 20, 2018 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: hyp1 Sections: 133e-139a Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, David, Regina, JulieH, Eldar, JeffS Synopsis Pierre leads the Parmenides Morning Study Group through another morning. We are still working through the 1st hypothesis of Plato's dialogue, Parmenides , looking at the 14 arguments made there (see Pierre's diagram from 6/27 ) and noting what patterns of thinking Parmenides is using. Today's talk, IMHO, was just mind-blowing. Well, darn near every talk is. But...
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Jul 18, 2018 Sewell Ford
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LibriVox recording of Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford. Read in English by Scotty Smith Yes, it's been a couple of years since I quit the ring. . . . I slid into a quiet corner for a month or so, and then I dropped into the only thing I knew how to do, trainin' comers to go against the champs. It ain't like pullin' down your sixty per cent of the gate receipts, but there's worse payin' jobs. Course, there's times when I finds myself up against it. It was durin' one of them squeezes, not so long...
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Jul 2, 2018 Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Jolly Robin by Arthur Scott Bailey. Read in English by AnnaLisa Bodtker; Rosa Grace; Greg Giordano; Gouri LeDonne; Sonia; April6090; Lynda Marie Neilson Arthur Scott Bailey, a native of the state of Vermont, wrote over forty children's books using a variety of animals, birds and even insects to entertain. The Tale of Jolly Robin is one of 16 stories of his Tuck-Me-In Tales series. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online...
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Jun 14, 2018 Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Lilian by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by Simon Evers Lilian works in a typewriting office owned by Felix Grig, a middle-aged man of means. The office is run by his spinster sister, Miss Grig, who suspects that Felix is more interested in Liliian than perhaps he should be and gives Lilian the sack. Her plan fails as Felix invites Lilian to dinner – and the book follows the course of their evolving relationship. For further information, including links to online text,...
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Jun 12, 2018 Carolyn Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery of the Sycamore by Carolyn Wells. Read in English by Sharon Kilmer Instead of prison time, former governor, Samuel Appleby, sentences his former rival, Daniel Wheeler to imprisonment on his homestead with a very strange addendum. He then endeavors to convince Mr. Wheeler to endorse his son’s candidacy for governor with a promise of commuting his sentence. In the meantime, Samuel Appleby is murdered in Wheeler’s home. The discovery of the identity of the...
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May 12, 2018 Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by ToddHW; Cory Sampson; Kathleen Moore; Katy Dix; Warren Kati; Michelle Tan; Layla Montipay; deongines; Karen Mallozzi; Skawuczek; acousticwave; Peter John Keeble Mercy Merrick is living a difficult life on the streets, but when she meets the young and charismatic clergyman Julian Gray, she desires to leave this life behind and start afresh. She packs her things and volunteers as a nurse in the Franco-Prussian war of...
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May 5, 2018 Fergus Hume
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LibriVox recording of The Silver Bullet by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Richard Kilmer Dr. Jim Herrick and his friend Robin are on a walking tour in the English countryside when they come across a large house where all the lights in the house are on and all of the doors are open. While trying to find someone at home, they discover the body of Colonel Carr, dead from a gunshot wound. After reporting their discovery to the authorities, Dr. Jim decides he would investigate the murder. Suspects...
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May 2, 2018 Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 4: Part 3: Nisida (version 2) by Alexandre Dumas. Read in English by Nadja Fernandes; Elizabeth P.; Lillis Joy; Michele Eaton; Seth Pate Dumas, with the assistance of several friends, compiled Celebrated Crimes, an eight-volume collection of essays on famous criminals and crimes from European history. . This volume tells the story of the infamous prison on Nisida a small island near Naples. - Summary by Michele Eaton For further information,...
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Apr 24, 2018 Frances E. W. Harper
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Crocuses by Frances E. W. Harper. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  April 8, 2018. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; CoMo290; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Eva Staes; Greg Giordano; Kirsten Bradby; Larry Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Michele Fry;  Phil Schempf; RajVO; Scotty Smith; Tom Daley; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was an African-American abolitionist, suffragist, poet and author. She was also...
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Apr 23, 2018 Quintus Smyrnaeus
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LibriVox recording of The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus. (Translated by Arthur Sanders Way.) Read in English by Titurel The Fall of Troy also called "Posthomeric" is an account of the Trojan war from the Arrival of Penthesleia to the sack of Troy. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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Apr 21, 2018 Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Buster Bumblebee by Arthur Scott Bailey. Read in English by Rosslyn Carlyle This charming collection of short stories features a bumblebee called Buster, his (extensive) family, and a great number of other animals who he meets after they move home to a new meadow. - Summary by Rosslyn Carlyle For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
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Apr 9, 2018 Lebbeus Mitchell
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LibriVox recording of Bobby in Search of a Birthday by Lebbeus Mitchell. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Bobby is a little orphan boy of about 5 who discovers he has somehow lost his 'birfday' and decides to go looking for it. This epic quest takes him into strange places and meetings with people who are sometimes scoffing, but mostly kind and helpful to the small tot. Does he find his birfday? Well I can't tell you that, you will just have to listen. If you like warm, sweet stories with a...
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Apr 7, 2018 George William Askinson
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LibriVox recording of Perfumes and their Preparation by George William Askinson. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Michele Fry; elham; Mayah; DrPGould; April Walters; aniroo; Brandon Weston; Lynne T; Robert Ray; Kathleen Moore Most of us take for granted the sense of smell. It gives pleasure, warning, anticipation and a sense of nostalgia. People have used perfumes since the days of Ancient Persia and Egypt in order to improve their personal smell. In this work, Askinson traces the history of...
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Apr 3, 2018 Eva March Tappan
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LibriVox recording of The World’s Story Volume I: China, Japan and the Islands of the Pacific by Eva March Tappan. Read in English by Sonia; Jim Locke; Mona Jaheen; brianna; andreearux; wubwave ; Sandra Schmit; ToddHW; Tomas Peter; SaraHale; Eva Davis; Nemo; realisticspeakers; Tony Addison; engineerSTL; Monika M. C.; April6090; Demosthenes; Devorah Allen; Nuria; Colleen McMahon; Lynda Marie Neilson; Emma Charlotte; Son of the Exiles; BettyB; SimonNix This is the first volume of the 15-volume...
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Apr 1, 2018 B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Tom Penn Ford Campbell is a hard-working, honest, decent cowboy—when he’s sober. But give him a bottle of whiskey and all bets are off. Usually it just makes him rowdy, but this time…well, this time he thinks there might just have been a wedding. Was he the groom? Who was the bride? And where is she? ( Tom Penn) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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Mar 30, 2018 Mark Twain; Edgar Allan Poe; Gaston Leroux; Baroness Orczy
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LibriVox recording of Historias de Detectives by Mark Twain; Edgar Allan Poe; Gaston Leroux; Baroness Orczy. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. La ficción detectivesca es un subgénero de la novela negra, y paradójicamente también su antecesor. Básicamente podemos definirla como una historia lineal en donde un investigador, oficial o aficionado, estudia un crimen determinado, a menudo un asesinato. El primer detective reconocido mundialmente fue C. Auguste Dupin, de E.A. Poe. Su perfil...
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Mar 24, 2018 Robert Louis Stevenson
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LibriVox recording of El extraño caso del doctor Jekyll y el señor Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. (Translated by Emilio Augusto Soulère.) Read in Spanish by Mongope Novela de suspense, misterio...terror. Nos lleva a reflexionar sobre las dos caras de la vida y también del ser humano: El bien y el mal. El doctor Enrique Jekyll crea una fórmula, un bebedizo, que al ser ingerida le metamorfosea en el ser más cruel y perverso imaginable: Eduardo Hyde. - Summary by Montse González. For...
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Mar 6, 2018 Victor Hugo
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LibriVox recording of Los Miserables: Tomo II by Victor Hugo. (Translated by Nemesio Fernández) Read in Spanish by Mongope. Valjean de nuevo es capturado y condenado a trabajos forzados de por vida. Encarcelado en el puerto militar de Toulon rescata a un marinero atrapado en el aparejo de la nave. Los espectadores piden su liberación. Valjean finge su propia muerte por dejarse caer al mar. Las autoridades le dan por muerto. Entonces viaja hasta la posada de los Thérnardier en busca de...
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Mar 5, 2018 Herodotus
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LibriVox recording of Libro VIII de la Historia de Heródoto by Herodotus. Read in Spanish by Tux Reseña de la armada griega reunida en Artemisio, donde atacada por la de Jerges, y despues de dos combates se re tira hácia Salamina. — Conducen los Tesalos a los Persas contra laFocida: origen de las reyertas entre los Tesalos y Focenses. — Avanza Jerges dividiendo su ejercito, pero la columna quedebia saquear á Delfos huye á vista de los pro digios que le suceden. — Los Atenienses...
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Mar 3, 2018 Marie Corelli
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LibriVox recording of The Young Diana by Marie Corelli. Read in English by Newgatenovelist Poor Diana May. Her fiancé has jilted her, her parents think she is an encumbrance and no one recognises her intelligence. She seems destined to remain unloved, unappreciated and unpaid - until she decides to take control of her life. It all begins with an advertisement for an assistant to an eccentric scientist with a hidden laboratory in Switzerland... - Summary by Newgatenovelist For further...
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Feb 22, 2018 Various
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LibriVox recording of Stories by Foreign Authors - Spanish by Various. Read in English by Mayah; Simona Rusu; Sanna Alas; Lynne T A collection of 5 short stories, written by Spanish authors and translated into English. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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Feb 19, 2018 José Maria de Eça de Queirós
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LibriVox recording of Contos by José Maria de Eça de Queirós. Read in Portuguese by Carina Pereira; Mayah; brianna; Adriana Sacciotto José Maria Eça de Queirós nasceu na Póvoa de Varzim (Portugal) a 25 de Novembro de 1845 e faleceu em Paris (França) a 16 de Agosto de 1900. É um dos mais importantes escritores lusos e foi autor de vários romances de reconhecida importâcia. 'Contos de Eça de Queirós' foi publicado em 1902, dois anos após a morte do autor. Neste livro encontran-se...
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Feb 13, 2018 Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Jacquerie In the quiet New England village of S--, a young and beloved minister is found dead, ignominiously drowned in a dye vat in a dilapidated mill. Almost immediately, rumors of suicide begin to circulate. But was it suicide? How could a devout man of the cloth come to believe life was hopeless? The young woman to whom he was secretly engaged is adamant that it could not be. When this young woman tragically...
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Feb 9, 2018 Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Prohack by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by Simon Evers Mr Prohack, an ordinary official in the Treasury and leading a hum-drum life, suddenly and unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money which, with a lucky investment, he turns into a fortune. This humorous book follows his progress and that of his wife, son and daughter who all, in their different ways, slowly get used to their new lives. - Summary by Simon Evers For further information, including links to online...
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Jan 19, 2018 Artemus Ward
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LibriVox recording of The Complete Works of Arteumus Ward Part 2, War. by Jefferson B. Browne. Read in English by Delmar H Dolbier Charles Farrar Browne, a native of Maine, became known as a writer and lecturer under the name of Artemus Ward. Like his friend Mark Twain, Browne worked as a type-setter in his youth and in 1858, began publishing a series of letters, essays, and stories told in the first person by a droll, illiterate rube with a good measure of subtle common sense who commented on...
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Dialogue(s): book-of-john Chapters: chap01;verse03 Another great informal Saturday morning chat with Pierre and the gang. Synopsis Barbara has been studying the Greek used in the New Testament. Particularly she has been looking at the first few lines of John 1:3. She has been very careful about it, but it sure looks like the text has much Platonic influence and has been incorrectly translated for centuries. She leads us through it at the board. (Diagram 1 of 3) The translation she is using is...
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Synopsis Another wonderful Saturday morning chat with Pierre and the gang. The topics mostly revolve around dreams and the 'Dream Master'. Highlights I tried to take a few notes while participating.. I probably missed a few points, but here we go.. Pierre asks Eldar how things have been going since the exploration of his his dream last night Pierre asks same of JeffS, which leads to another dream exploration, since JeffS got another dream last night. Jeff's dream: Pierre jumps out from between...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 3, Chapter 20. Attendees Pierre, Regina, Eldar, JulieH Highlights 0:00:30 Initial chit-chat on the recent drug-bust at the Los Angeles port. 0:03:20 discussion on dreams, mostly with Eldar...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg Sections: 134b-135c (P42-P53) Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, JulieH, Regina, Eldar, JeffS Wrapping up studying the section informally called, the "Master argument", in Plato's Parmenides . We focus today on P51, P52, and P53, with various puzzles in each section. More Info The NS Parmenides Study Group The text we use the most: Plato's Parmenides: The Juan and Maria Balboa Translation Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg Sections: 133c,133d Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, JulieH, Regina, Eldar, JeffS Synopsis Today we stayed with P36 (Parmenides' 36th time to speak in the prologue) in Plato's Parmenides , and went over it to better understand what Parmenides is saying. The main work we did today was to focus on one (complicated, difficult) sentence before the "master argument" is started, and try to figure out what issues that sentence foreshadows. Topics Touched On...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg Sections: 130a-e (P38-P51) Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, Regina, JulieH, Eldar, JeffS [There are 2 diagrams today. For diagram 1, Pierre added more to his 2nd diagram from our June 1st session.] We read from 134A (P38) to 134E (P51) in Plato's Parmenides . Topics touched on Initial chit-chat about Trump's latest antics at the summit. Barbara's question at 129b about this Self Regina's question about P42 - all classes of Self? or just upper? This leads to a...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg Sections: 133d-134c (P36-P48) Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, Regina, JulieH, Eldar, JeffS Why is Parmenides using these lower (Master/Slave) terms when he could have used 'King/Subject'? What does 'selves in relation to selves' mean? Why does Parmenides/Plato use 'real being' (ontos) to refer to us (since that's a very different use of that term than he does elsewhere)? Focus on P41-43: Knowledge (capital K) and knowledge (little k): Classes without direct...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: hyp1 Sections: 135e,136a-c Attendees: Pierre, Eldar, Barbara, Regina, JulieH Synopsis Working to understand Parmenides' description of the 'exercise' that Socrates should engage himself in. We have also in the past discussions referred to this as a 'dialectic', with 8 parts. Proclus also expands on it (to 24) in his Commentary. Highlights 0:00:30 to 0:19:00 Regina's pseudo-question re 135e, P56 19:00 Barbara - translation issues at P56 "can":...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: hyp1 Sections: 141e,142a (P99-P103); 137c-138b (P1-P19) Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, Regina, Eldar, JulieH, JeffS Synopsis We begin again with re-reading the 1st hypothesis of Plato's dialogue, Parmenides . First, however, Regina asks a question about P99-103. The main issues we get into in the 2nd part are: the unlimited-ness of the One (and therefore of the Self), with the physical analogues of straightness and circularity how Parmenides' pattern of dialectic...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: hyp1 Sections: 137c-138a Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, JulieH, Eldar, Regina, JeffS Synopsis 0:00:30 Some initial chit-chat 0:06:45 Start of study The "14": Pierre hands out a worksheet he has done, outlining the 14 (maybe 15) movements (or steps, or 'cycles') from One to Self, reflected, he says, also, in the Theology of Plato. We try to follow, and read through the Parmenides paragraphs, following the reasoning, but without yet "analyzing"....
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Dialogue(s): theology-of-plato Chapters: book01;chap13;sec66 Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, David, Regina, JulieH, Eldar, Kevin, JeffS Synopsis Pierre leads the NS Parmenides morning study group through a paragraph of Proclus' Theology of Plato(*). We discuss problems with the text, references to the Timaeus and Parmenides dialogues, relationship of the One to Intellect to Soul to Body, and the self-moved vs the alter-moved. More Info (*) Proclus' Theology of Plato (Thomas Taylor translation):...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see what Proclus does with the Parmenides. This morning we are into Book 2, Chapters 6 and 7. Attendees Pierre, Barbara, Regina, JulieH, JeffS Highlights Book 2, Chapter 6, Paragraph 2 “We endeavor, therefore...” 'Monads' assumes you understand 'unions' and 'the first god'...
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Dialogue(s): parmenides Chapters: plg Sections: 132c-133c Attendees: Pierre, Barbara, Regina, Eldar, JeffS Topics Touched Upon 2nd Infinite Regress problem The problem of participation again (P34) Difficulties/blockages to Self Ousia aded (P35) Problems with our (current, mainstream) fascist educational model More Info The NS Parmenides Study Group The text we use the most: Plato's Parmenides: The Juan and Maria Balboa Translation Pierre Grimes and Philosophical Midwifery The Noetic Society The...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. From Barbara: Today we read Book 4, Chapter 9 and the first page of Chapter 10. Pierre also explored divine progression and the need for a mean term, that the progression is accomplished through likeness....
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read Book 4, Chapters 12 and 13. Attendees Pierre, Barbara, Regina, JulieH More Info (*) Proclus' Theology of Plato (Thomas Taylor translation): Volume Eight in the Thomas Taylor series, ISBN-10:...
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Synopsis Pierre leads the Noetic Society Parmenides study group through another morning of study. Lately we've been taking a break from the Parmenides, going through Proclus' Theology of Plato (*) instead, in order to see how Proclus lays out the 14 orders of gods implied in the Parmenides. Today we read ... Attendees Pierre, Barbara, Eldar, Regina, JulieH Book 4, Chap 14. Barbara included a short excerpt of Thomas Taylor's translations, with emendations in the Greek, which we studied from...
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